Some Toad Options are set during the Toad installation and others via the Configuration Wizard. The Configuration Wizard can be reconfigured at any time and is found under the main menu, Tools | Configuration Wizard.
On the following screen you will be presented with several choices to configure the look and feel of the windows and grids. Here you can change colors, contrast and more. The Configuration Wizard preview window will update with your changes to give you a glimpse of what each style really looks like.
The final configuration page controls which window automatically opens when connections are made: Database Explorer, Editor, or Query Builder.
Environment-General - This page of options influences how Toad opens. Users can select the default web browser home page. Croak options allow users to mute or enable the sound Toad makes when starting, or after completing certain tasks. There is also an option to Show the connection dialog on startup. If a user has marked the ‘Connect on Startup’ selection in the Connection Manager, then having this option unchecked will skip the connection window during startup.
Exploring these settings should make your experience using Toad more beneficial. For more detailed information on every Toad Option, please see Help Menu | Contents-Configure Options.